Welcome to The Makehouse!

We offer a unique series of creative workshops giving you new skills and the satisfaction of making something beautiful with your own two hands!

Our series of workshops are for people who value traditional hand-crafted  skills and creative self-satisfaction, but want projects which are filled with imagination, style and fun.  We’ll show you that you don’t need to be a professional to design and make beautiful things.

To fit into your busy life, we provide all the equipment & materials you will need for most of your projects so all you really need to bring along is you!  Our workshops are mostly made up of 3 hour long projects where you will learn new skills, leave with something new and the ability to fashion another in the comfort of your own home.

We stock a unique range of sewing and paper crafting supplies along with local designers works including Uniquely Cedra, Hats by Elayne, Trinkets by Design, Sugar and Candy, Thread Theory, Apple Turnover and many more.  Many of the pieces we carry are totally one of a kind or vintage. We are currently showcasing art work by Freyja Zazu, Andrea Soos, Jessie Beauvilliers and Alexa Gibbs.

If there’s something you would like to see offered at The Makehouse, please feel free to share your ideas by email jenny@themakehouse.ca.

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Active-Vision – Live Music for Silent Film

Active-Vision: Live Music for Silent Film. Featuring Charlie Chaplin – The Kid Family friendly event! Each month, The Makehouse presents Dr. Patrick Boyle performing a live soundtrack to classic silent films. He creates new textures and moods that challenge what people traditionally think of as a silent film soundtrack. Patrick is Professor of Jazz Studies at UVic. […]

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Festive Shopping

Come and join us to kick off the holiday season with our annual late night shopping event! Date: Thursday November 27th, 2014 Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm Venue: The Makehouse – 833 1/2 Fort Street [between Blanshard & Quadra Street]   We are so lucky to have a Brent Jarvis playing our beautiful piano from 5:30 […]